Today, Microsoft has released its cloud storage app “SkyDrive” for both Windows Phone and iPhone which is available for free download.
The app allows uploads of videos and photos to SkyDrive, as well as opening and managing files, bringing iCloud and Dropbox like file management and syncing features.
SkyDrive is your personal cloud for your documents, notes, photos and videos. Move your files into SkyDrive and immediately they’re available from any web browser anywhere in the world. As we detailed a few days ago, there have been a number of recent updates to SkyDrive.com to improve how you share with others, manage your files and folders, and browse through your stuff blazingly fast utilizing the latest web technologies (like HTML5 and CSS3).
Yet as devices proliferate, having a great experience on the web is only one piece of a pretty complex puzzle. As people start to rely more on their smartphones, the need to be able to access files on-the-go is important.
As we mentioned two weeks ago, we view device access as “table stakes” for personal cloud storage. People are choosing where to put their files based on how portable and accessible they are across the various devices they use; therefore, it’s critical that we continue to extend the SkyDrive experience to the devices you use every day.
Skydrive for both Windows Phone and iPhone has same features , browsing of files, sharing them or interacting with them in different ways offers the same experience on both the platforms.
All the platforms including iCloud, DropBox and SkyDrive ultimately offer the same thing with minor tweaks over the other, so it’s less likely people will divert from their existing services.
At the moment Skydrive is available for Download for the iPhone version, the Windows Phone version will appear in the market place soon enough.
Downlaod SkyDrive For iPhone [iTunes Link]